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Country star Lisa McHugh is back on the road again

The talented and extremely popular Lisa McHugh is set to delight local audiences in Armagh later this month, when she performs at the city’s Market Place Theatre on January 25. The Glaswegian singer has won 14 awards to date in under three years, including Female Vocalist of The Year three years running, and Outstanding Achievement on the World Stage 2012 when she appeared on the Grand Ole Opry as a guest of the legendary Gene Watson. Lisa’s 2018 tour actually kicks off next week in Castleblayney, and she will be performing all over the country between then and the end of March, with her run of shows finishing off in Cookstown’s Burnavon Theatre. The curtain at the Armagh gig goes up at 8pm and tickets, priced from £23.50 are on sale from the Market Place Theatre Box Office on 028 3752 1821.

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Eddi returns to NI

Eddi returns to NI

Scottish songstress Eddi Reader returns to our shores next month and will be performing at the Seamus Heaney HomePlace on February 17, and the Lyric Theatre in Belfast on February 18.

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Join the stars of country for a great night of music

Join the stars of country for a great night of music

The stars of country music are coming together for a night of unmissable musical entertainments when they take to the stage of the Market Place Theatre in Armagh later this month.

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The ultimate tribute to the Queen of Country music

The ultimate tribute to the Queen of Country music

A leading Dolly Parton tribute artist is returning by popular demand to a Belfast club this month in a show that’s sure to be a hit with fans of the Queen of Country,

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All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey

Greatest ever Christmas top 40 songs

'All I Want For Christmas Is You' by Mariah Carey is the best festive feel-good song ever made, according to a poll.
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The late Tom Petty.

Tom Petty remembered

The US singer-songwriter, who passed away yesterday, has had a career spanning 40 years and 20 albums including solo releases, plus work with his band The Heartbreakers and The Traveling Wilburys.

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Daniel O'Donnell

Daniel O'Donnell warns fans against following his 'false' Facebook page

Country music star Daniel O'Donnell has taken to Facebook to advise his fans they may have received friend requests from a a false Daniel O'Donnell profile that looks exactly like this official page.
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Melvin Benn launching his ReBalance plans with Lande Hekt from punk rock band Muncie Girls, PRS Foundation chief executive Vanessa Reed and Lucy Wood, also from Festival Republic.

VIDEO: Festival boss launches ReBalance scheme to get more girls into music industry

Girl power got a helping hand today when one of the world's biggest music promoters launched an initiative in to encourage more female UK led bands, solo acts and sound engineers.

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Concert in aid of Michaela Foundation

Concert in aid of Michaela Foundation

Following Donna Taggart’s sold out nationwide tour and whirlwind global success with ‘Jealous of the Angels’, Michaela Foundation are delighted to announce that she will headline a fundraising concert on Saturday August 12 at Hill of the O’Neill in Dungannon.

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Preparations underway for Jim Conway Traditional Music Festival

Three of Ireland’s finest musicians Zoë Conway, Máirtín O’Connor and Dónal Lunny will perform a unique and intimate concert in Plumbridge, Co. Tyrone next month (Friday August 11) as part of the Jim Conway Traditional Music Festival.

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WATCH: Disabled Coldplay fan crowdsurfs in wheelchair to Croke Park stage - helped by Chris Martin

WATCH: Disabled Coldplay fan crowdsurfs in wheelchair to Croke Park stage - helped by Chris Martin

A wheelchair bound Coldplay fan crowdsurfed through the audience to join Chris Martin perform a song he hastily put together about Ireland’s capital city.
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Recruitment drive is launched to find Dungannon’s best buskers

Recruitment drive is launched to find Dungannon’s best buskers

Dungannon has begun its busker ‘recruitment drive’ ahead of the town’s third Battle of the Buskers event on Saturday, August 5.

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Ed Sheeran announces Belfast show

Ed Sheeran announces Belfast show

Following on from his fantastic performance at Glastonbury, Ed Sheeran has announced that he will be bringing his tour to Belfast next year, much to the delight of his legions of fans,

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Nashville stars light up belfast

The stars of the smash hit television show Nashville came to town this week and the legions of fans that flocked to the SSE Arena in Belfast were certainly not disappointed.

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Scouting for Girls

Scouting for Girls on course for Irish Open gig

English pop-rock stars Scouting For Girls have been confirmed to perform at the closing ceremony of this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart on Sunday July 9.

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Bantry Fleadh is back in Dungannon

Bantry Fleadh is back in Dungannon

The weekend of August 4-6 will see the return of the Brantry Fleadh 2017.

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ROMANCE IS MUSIC TO NI FESTIVAL GOERS EARS&Festival goers Anna Henry and Taylor Kirk arent ruling out romance at one of this summers festivals following the results of a survey by Boost which found that 62% of NI music lovers admitted they would be up for finding romance at a festival. To celebrate the launch of its new Limited Edition Pomberri Blast flavour, which is the perfect accompaniment to festivals, the leading drinks company asked the NI public to tell them their favourite things about the hottest summer music events.

NI Festival lovers say they are open to romance

To celebrate the launch of its new Limited Edition Pomberri Blast flavour, leading drinks company Boost carried out a survey to find out the festival favourites of Northern Ireland’s music lovers.

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Alana helps to celebrate women

Alana helps to celebrate women

Alana Henderson from Dungannon is one of the women taking part in ‘Woman’s Work 2017’, a unique Belfast festival for the celebration of women in music.

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Ruairi McSorley, AKA, Frostbit Boy, got the party started at the launch of the Farmers Bash at the SSE Arena, Belfast, today as he showed country singing star Lisa McHugh and radio presenter Kirsty McMurray from Downtown Country a few jiving moves while Derek Ryan provides the musical accompaniment. The Farmer Bash will take place on October 6, 2017 at Belfast's prestigious SSE Arena featuring popular, high-caliber country music artists and professional production values on a thunderous purpose built stage. It's expected to attract thousands of Irish country music and country jiving fans from across Ireland and beyond to see their musical heroes perform at the country party of a lifetime. This ambitious event, sponsored by Newbridge Silverware, presented by LSFX Productions, will be the UK & Ireland's BIGGEST EVER indoor Country Music Dance. Tickets are on sale for the Farmers Bash from 10am on Saturday 6th May priced at ?28.00 and ?30.00 and available from www.ticketmaster.ie, www.ssearenabelfast.com Picture

Grab your cowboy boots and get ready for the Farmers’ Bash

The biggest event of the year for country music and jiving fans across Northern Ireland has been announced at the official launch of the Farmers’ Bash, which will storm its way into Belfast’s SSE Arena later this year.

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Sisters sing in memory of their mum

Sisters sing in memory of their mum

Mullaslin trio, the Ward Sisters, will join a host of country music stars from Ireland and beyond to perform at Armagh City Hotel next month for a fabulous night of music and entertainment in aid of Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke.

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